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The Black Island (The Adventures of Tintin) Paperback – 26 Sep 2012
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About the Author
Hergé (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. Sadly, Hergé died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children’s fiction.
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Top Customer Reviews
This edition is paperback, with nice glossy pages. Essential for any Tintin collector!
This is a charming adventure, I adore the artwork by Herge and a story where Captain Haddock does not feature. The plot is very much like a John Buchan thriller, but I think the Black Island is a satisfying and charming read.
Tintin is suitable for children and adults alike.
You can't keep a good reporter and his little dog down.
I bought the black-and-white versions of America and Cigars, and the French 1950 facsimile of Land of Black Gold. When I saw they had The Black Island in English, I went through pains to get it.
And how disappointed I was! There are hardly any differences as there are between the black-and-whites and the real books.
This is no fault of Herge, nor the translators, but of the publishers, since there were no translators! Each page, panel and frame is the same, only the art is older. Nothing is there that is absent in the new version, nothing is missing from the new version. And if that weren't bad enough, Egmont has gone out of their way to kill whatever minor differences there might be, because they didn't translate the facsimile edition, but merely took the text of the new version in English and applied it here. Thus differences that I had expected to see - which I read about in Michael Farr's Tintin: The Complete Companion (Adventures of Tintin), don't exist in the english fax! For example, when Tintin jumps onto a railway car which is "Loch Lomond" in the new version but is "Jonnie Walker" in the old: this fax uses "Loch Lomond!"
The reason I gave 2 stars and not 1 is because, perhaps if you can read French, and buy the french facsimile, you'll find the unknown Tintin that one hopes to find!
Otherwise, this volume is of no value, even to the utmost Tintin enthusiasts: they will find nothing of interest whatsoever in the English facsimile, only perhaps in the french.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought this for my grandson to get him to enjoy reading, comic style with speech balloons, loved itPublished 6 months ago by martinielec
I was very disappointed that it was advertised as hard back and when it arrived it was soft backPublished 6 months ago by Gladys Lydon
Tintin is a good comic book and I really like the pictures by Herge. I wish there were other Tintin books on my KINDLE.Published 13 months ago by KC